I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now

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All Music Guide - Timothy Monger
In a project spawned on the set of the the 2010 film adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, San Francisco mega-producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura (Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Deltron 3030) and winsome actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead deliver their playfully cinematic debut, I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now, under the name Got a Girl. Another well-known, boy-girl indie pop duo of the late 2000s featuring a much-adored actress immediately springs to mind, but aside from melodic hooks, Got a Girl share little musical ground with the folky She & Him. They instead rely on a cocktail of '60s French pop, café jazz, psychedelia, and Bond-esque...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Timothy Monger
In a project spawned on the set of the the 2010 film adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, San Francisco mega-producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura (Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Deltron 3030) and winsome actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead deliver their playfully cinematic debut, I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now, under the name Got a Girl. Another well-known, boy-girl indie pop duo of the late 2000s featuring a much-adored actress immediately springs to mind, but aside from melodic hooks, Got a Girl share little musical ground with the folky She & Him. They instead rely on a cocktail of '60s French pop, café jazz, psychedelia, and Bond-esque lounge, shaken (not stirred) and served in the chilled martini glass of Nakamura's classy soundscapes. For her part, Winstead's whispery, dulcet voice offers plenty to like, matching well with the type of retro luxury-pop style the duo has adopted. There has been no shortage of artists pairing classic lounge with modern samples and beats over the years, and throughout this debut you can pick out strains of similar-minded forebears like Pizzicato Five and early Goldfrapp. At times, the album, with its movie-themed packaging and big, dramatic orchestral samples, feels a bit like a theme exercise. Still, Got a Girl put their own stamp on this hybrid with finely crafted tracks like the low-key "Close to You" and the sweetly romantic "Last Stop." The uptempo "There's a Revolution" is also a hooky standout, and throughout the set, Nakamura's distinctive beats are in keeping with some of his classic work. Overall, this is a generally charming debut with a very stylized sound and some solid material within.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2014
  • Label: Bulk Recordings
  • UPC: 641412000235
  • Catalog Number: 200023
  • Sales rank: 28,546

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Did We Live Too Fast (3:50)
  2. 2 I'll Never Hold You Back (4:25)
  3. 3 Close To You (4:35)
  4. 4 Everywhere I Go (4:34)
  5. 5 Last Stop (3:57)
  6. 6 There's A Revolution (3:31)
  7. 7 Things Will Never Be The Same (3:51)
  8. 8 Put Your Head Down (3:58)
  9. 9 Friday Night (3:22)
  10. 10 La La La (4:09)
  11. 11 Da Da Da (2:09)
  12. 12 Heavenly (3:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Got a Girl Primary Artist
Mike Patton Vocals, Musician
The Koala Vocals, Musician
Merlo Podlewski Vocals, Musician
Ford Vocals, Musician
Carter Vocals, Musician
A. Swain Vocals, Musician
Beene Vocals, Musician
Reagan Vocals, Musician
The PEA Vocals, Musician
The Assman G40 Vocals, Musician
Shoumway Vocals, Musician
S.G. Barre Merriweather Vocals, Musician
Phillips 6911 Vocals, Musician
Technical Credits
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Dan the Automator Producer
Dan Gerbarg Mastering
Mary Elizabeth Winstead Composer
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